It was recently stated that it doesn't seem like there are many veggies in my diet. ALL Healthy Choice steamers include veggies, I had salad yesterday (lettuce, tomato, onion, olives), I had greek salad for the last three or four days in a row. That's cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, garbanzo beans, and asparagus with chicken and vinegar. On my chicken sub I had tomato, onion, cucumber, and olives. When we had chinese food I ordered beef with broccoli. And that's just in the last five posts (and yes I know tomatoes are a fruit because of their seeds but that is a technical distinction, nothing more). For breakfast this morning I had a veggie and egg white omlette - mushrooms, onions, olives, tomatoes.
I have stuck with this blog, and will continue to do so, because it keeps me accountable on my food choices. I've mentioned this before but when I feel the urge to eat something that I know I shouldn't I think 'I can't post this on my blog' and more often than not I don't eat it. Sometimes I give in and when I do I post it and the feeling of having to do so helps me resist the next dozen or so urges to eat something bad again.
But blogging has had an unexpected side effect. It seems many people in the world have an opinion and they like to share it, which is fine. But all too often when I choose not to take someone's advice, or when someone offers advice based on incomplete information and I attempt to 'fill in the blanks' I tend to offend them. Suffice it to say, in the end, I am going to ultimately make the decisions that I think are best - or that are available options for my personal situation. It doesn't mean I'm not reading everyone's comments but I can't take everyone's advice because several of you are offering precisely opposite suggestions - I can't eat more and less at the same time so someone's advice must go unheeded. Please try not to take it personally.
To recap: I am not starving myself. I eat on a schedule on most days, I don't wait until I'm hungry, I don't allow myself to feel like I'm "starving". If I do feel hungry outside of my schedule I compensate with a reasonable snack like peanut butter or sunflower seeds and I am open to suggestions if they are for things that are readily available and affordable and practical. I don't mean to offend but sometimes I do get frustrated with having to repeat myself for new readers and sometimes that frustration comes out in a non-diplomatic way. I would also like to invite all new readers to please take a moment to review the articles of faith post, permanently located in the upper left margin of this blog. Some things have changed as I've progressed but the basic principles of my mission have remained the same.
102 oz of water
1 veggie and egg white omlette
2 slices wheat toast with pico (great jam substitute)
1 skinny cow ice cream
4 tbsps hummus
>>w/8 baby carrots
1 serving green tea and ginger ale
Daily Caloric Intake: 862
Grocery Shopping: 1 hour
Walking: (Distance unknown but about 30 - 45 minutes)